Meg's mother inherits a farmhouse and orchard that has been in her family for hundreds of years. She asks her daughter Meg to move into it, interview ..Show More »real estate agents, and get the old home ready for sale. Since the bank Meg worked for has merged with another bank, her position no longer exists, and so does her relationship with her ex boyfriend. Meg is not only free to help her Mom, she is fortunate to have something to do while she is getting her life together. Meg learns a lot about living in the country, including the difference between a septic system and a sewer system. Most importantly even new septic tanks can't handle dead bodies dumped into them before they are backfilled.
Since the septic tank is on Meg's property, Meg becomes a murder suspect. She is befriended by one family but the rest of the community really hope she did it, and not one of their own. This makes Meg somewhat isolated. she has cordial relationships with the people in the town, but there is no real warmth for the first part of the book, and then only with one person.
Oddly Meg does not immediately grab her phone and tell her Mom that their plan to sell the old home hit a snag. Reasonably a daughter would keep her Mom posted on the progress of the house renovation, not to mention the dead guy in the septic tank.
This is a slow moving story. It distracted me while I was doing a slightly complicated job that I hate. I probably will not get the next one, but this one really helped me through a really irritating job.
All of Connolly's books are well written, leaving you to want to continue on, not only in the book but with the series! She keeps you guessing right t..Show More »o the end. This one had an unexpected end, it is always the quiet ones.